Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
The University of Vermont Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a one-year program dedicated to training future leaders in emergency ultrasound.
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Highlights
Level 1 Trauma Center
3-year Emergency Medicine Residency
Integrated community and rural EM Network sites
Longitudinal medical student 4-year curriculum
Butterfly Enterprise web-based archiving system
Billing for all ultrasound applications
Resuscitative TEE training & credentialing
Participation in regional and national conferences
International travel opportunities
Dedicated ultrasound machines for EUS education
UVM Sim Lab with standardized patients
HeartWorks TEE and TVUS simulators
Competitive salary and benefits
Unparalleled location in the Green Mountains beside Lake Champlain
Emergency Ultrasound Program Goals
Expertise in EUS Imaging
Fellows receive hands-on instruction and mentorship to master image
acquisition and interpretation. Curriculum includes weekly scan
sessions, online and classroom didactics, online resources including
videos and Qbank, a textbook library, and literature review. Fellows
will become credentialed in all advanced applications, including
resuscitative TEE. We cover topics and knowledge base needed to take the
ABEM Focused Practice Designation exam in Advanced Emergency Medicine
Fellows will become facile at all aspects of running an Emergency Ultrasound program. These include information technology for image archiving, database management, billing/coding, quality assurance, and equipment maintenance.
Education and Teaching
Residency: Weekly EM resident scan shifts, QA review, and simulation training. Lecture opportunities at weekly resident didactics and monthly POCUS Rounds. Fellows will develop and EUS lecture portfolio and learn the foundations of curriculum development.
Medical Students: Participate in teaching for, and enhancing, the 4-year integrated Larner College of Medicine curriculum and Emergency Ultrasound Clerkship curriculum.
Network: Mentorship and education for community providers in regional emergency departments, critical access sites, and primary clinics in Vermont and upstate New York.
Regional, National and International conference opportunities: Including Stowe Ultrasound Conference, ACEP, SAEM, SCUF, AIUM, WINFOCUS, Developing EM, St. Lucia Ultrasound Course.
Ultrasound fellows will have access to our outstanding research team for guidance and support to develop and complete an original project. Opportunities abound for involvement in the many ongoing research projects in the department, including the Resuscitative TEE Collaborative.
Our Emergency Department has Sections of Global Health, EMS, Wilderness & Austere Medicine, Rural EM, Pediatrics, Health Equity, Healthcare Innovation, Palliative and Geriatric Medicine, Sports Medicine, Toxicology, and Critical Care with dedicated faculty excited to collaborate on projects and involve the EUS Fellow.
International Educational Opportunities
The UVM EUS Program has established relationships with international conferences, courses, and projects in Saint Lucia, South Africa, and Uganda.
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington VT (UVMMC): UVM Medical Center's ED has more than 65,000 patient visits a year. It has 62 beds, with some specifically designated for trauma and major resuscitation. It has a separate pediatric ED affiliated with the University of Vermont Children's Hospital, and currently one evening shift per day is staffed by our specialty-trained PEM faculty. Shifts at UVMMC will involve the supervision of EM residents, off-service residents, medical students, and physician assistants.
Community hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network where fellows may work include:
Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT (CVMC)
Porter Medical Center, Middlebury, VT (PMC)
Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Elizabethtown, NY (ECH)
Champlain Valley Physicians' Hospital, Plattsburgh, NY (CVPH)
Moonlighting/ additional pay opportunities: Fellows will have the opportunity to take on additional shifts at UVMMC and Network community hospitals during time periods that there is no conflict with fellowship responsibilities.